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The Next Stage of Human Civilization

The Internet, the European Union, and the Olympics are all signs that, within the next 100 years, mankind will forge a truly planetary civilization.

Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.

Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Miguel Godinez: How long will it take to reach a type one civilization at our current rate of advancement?


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